Gulden Ormanova she is a PhD student at School of Engineering at Nazarbayev University. She has an engineering background on the applications of GIS systems, Earth Observation Satellites technologies, land surface modelling and Remote Sensing. February 2015 was awarded the Diploma of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the annual competition of scientific works of natural, technical and economic sciences. She graduated from the University of West Hungary, Faculty of Cartography and Remote Sensing in 2016 and worked in the Ministry of Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Currently working mainly on integrated water surface and groundwater modeling, programs for the trans-boundary river basins jointly with researchers from Central Asia.